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ta. interesting accounts from there — Sherman's evacuation of his position on our right — hhe military situation. The movement by which Sherman has gained this advantage was a bold one, thottesville Chronicle the following about: Sherman's change of base. Four lines of communica General Hood relies on the Macon road. General Sherman is dependent on a single line. The enemyve miles farther south. It will be observed, Sherman's army is on the left flank of General Hood, miles from Atlanta: It is thought that Sherman is massing on our left to make a desperate atlroad to the city, as we are around Atlanta. Sherman will be compelled to attack our works if he ges the city from bombardment. History of Sherman's movement. We find two very interesting cle giving a description of what was known of Sherman's movements, and how they were accomplished. ese preparations, and the position into which Sherman has thrown his army, indicate very clearly th[5 more...]<
the North in favor of a continued prosecution of the war. In itself it is no misfortune whatever. The Yankee papers have been telling us for many weeks past that Sherman could enter and take possession any day he pleased. But he regarded the mere possession as an empty triumph, which it was not worth the cost of life to obtain. g the enemy, with immense slaughter, from his entrenchments. But there was an interval of seven miles between Hardee's corps and the main body, and into this gap Sherman thrust a heavy column. Hardee being thus cut off and exposed to an attack in flank and rear, was compelled to retreat after having inflicted on the enemy much moWe do not regard these operations as by any means decisive of any question whatever. Hood's army still exists, and its spirit is still unbroken.--Every step that Sherman takes in advance increases the difficulty of retreat in case of disaster, and that disaster will eventually come is among the probabilities, at least, of the futu
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fer than Washington, and that, instead of asking whether Grant can take the city, men, both North and South, are expecting to hear that Lee has taken Grant's camp, and that a third of the invading army has been left in the hands of the victors. Sherman has followed up the long and costly march which last year had brought the Federal army of the West to Chattanooga; he is not so very far from Atlanta; but while no one fears for Atlanta, all the friends of the North tremble for Sherman and his aSherman and his army. --Charleston has been attacked in vain; and after crushing repulses, the Federal besiegers are driven to amuse themselves by a bombardment which, though it succeed in killing now and then an innocent child, or murdering a bride at the altar, might be continued for a hundred years without bringing the city any nearer to a surrender. * * * * * * * * Under these circumstances, it seems perfectly absurd that the policy of European Powers should be influenced by an affectation so palpab
Atlanta. Out of a mass of correspondence dated from Atlanta, the 24th ultimo, we make up the following account of the position of affairs around there before Sherman's change of position, officially announced by General Hood: The great effort of the Federal commander, during the last four weeks, has been to so extend his ose who ought to be posted, if their scouts are worth anything; and they also profess to have certain information that no considerable reinforcements have reached Sherman. If these opinions be correct, then we may rationally account for the apparent listlessness manifested by the foe for nearly three weeks past in our front. The -Will Grant allow them to be sent to Georgia so long as they may be needed to prevent his failure in Virginia! It is not probable. The impression, then, is that Sherman must depend upon his cavalry; and to circumvent them, every energy is being directed. The arrangements to protect the Macon road are such that I think no force t